Skip to comments.Nevada's cathouses: regulating brothels in the Wild West
Posted on 03/31/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT by mandaladon
Nevadas state-regulated brothels uphold a vital institution in the American Wests most remote state, finds Rachel Ray. In February, US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native whose mother took in washing from whorehouses during his youth to support her family, proposed to a silent Nevada legislature that the worlds oldest profession should become illegal in the Silver State. Hell have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands, was one brothel owners reported retort to Reids suggestion.
Nevada is the only US state with legalised prostitution, which is heavily regulated and confined to rural counties with populations of less than 400,000. Several thousand women, considered independent contractors who must pay their own taxes, are registered as prostitutes in Nevada. But with a limited number of beds available, only about 300 are working at any given time in the states twenty-five legal brothels. According to Nevada conventional wisdom, the closer a brothel is to Sin City, Las Vegas, the prettier - and pricier - the girls.
Doug McMurdo, a veteran journalist in rural Nevada, has covered the states brothel industry for years and knows more about prostitution than I care to admit - although hes never been a customer for the businesses hes written about. The money brought into Nevada by the brothels really helps the rural towns, he said, particularly at a time when Nevada is experiencing its worst economy since the 1930s.
Brothel fees vary from county to county and on the size of the operation. Some small brothels, with just a few girls, pay a quarterly fee of $5,000 (£3,100). Bigger houses can pay up to $37,000 (£23,000) per quarter. One Nevada county takes in several hundred thousand dollars a year. The money is used for services ranging from ambulances to veterans assistance.
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She washed for them because she looked like harry and could not make any money. And the ladies make fun of harry’s little thing and he is still pissed about it.
At what point does the State officially become a pimp?
"But it ain't a party until you drop the milk container on the floor," she said.
“Brothel fees vary from county to county and on the size of the operation. Some small brothels, with just a few girls, pay a quarterly fee of $5,000.”
They’re getting screwed.
Many of the girls that work at the brothels come from out of state... stay for a couple of weeks... then return home.
The real reason Reid came out against brothels is because of my book HARRY: Money Mob and Influence, which shows that Reid was taking money from pimp Joe Conforte at the Mustang Ranch in the early years. Harry’s best friend, Jay Brown, is a lawyer to many of the titty bars in town. I have a video up here:
Unfortunately, few seem to care.
The worlds oldest profession - Lawers and Whores. Not sure in which order.
US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native whose mother took in washing from whorehouses during his youth to support her family,
That answers a lot of questions about Harry Reid for me.
Mom should have been more careful around those sheets.
***Nevada is the only US state with legalised prostitution,****
Back about 110 years ago there were these legal houses all over the US.
A few miles from me is an old hotel that used to be one and in Tulsa OK, at Archer & Greenwood was more than just the colored Wall Street!
And just what do you think GUNSMOKE’s Miss Kitty was, just a bar maid?
Lawyers or whores: neither came first, they’re both the same. They screw you.
Harry Reid reminds me of the Nevada Senator in the “Godfather”. You know the one who strangled the hooker and becomes indebted to the Corleones after Tom Hagen covered it up for him.
I strenuously object to the slandering of prostitutes by comparing them with Lawyers.
Did he really strangle her, or was she murdered by Corleone's guys, and then he was drugged, so that they convinced him that he did kill her?
Respectful correction: you can't make the whiskey or beer without the water.
The International Sisterhood of Brothel Workers, AFL/CIO could be a major force in Nevada politics.
Makes it sound quite noble, eh? I'm so glad I don't have to live in NV.
Miss Kitty was no bar maid and no hooker, she OWNED the Long Branch! A madam for sure but that was never mentioned in the script.
I call Photoshop!
I think they were stained worse when returned.